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Kristine Ferguson in her new Highland Park sewing and alterations shop, Backstitch
How Backstitch, a new sewing and alterations shop in Highland Park, is built to serve community
Kristine Ferguson opened her sewing and alterations shop Backstitch to provide a new service and learning hub for her community of Highland Park, a city surrounded by Detroit.
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What would you do for Detroit with $250 million?
After Detroit City Council rejected Mayor Mike Duggan's proposed $250 million blight bond, we’re looking at one resident's suggestion for how the city could better spend that money to improve housing -- and the lives of all Detroiters. And we wanna know… what's yours?
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How my ‘inflammatory’ posters sparked real dialogue between black and white neighbors in Detroit
By Rhonda J. Smith: Neighbors even reported the event to officials -- but the people who actually came left with mutual respect, not outrage.
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Blazing Silence, Detroit summit, tackles discrimination and sexual harassment in Michigan’s budding cannabis industry
As recreational cannabis sales begin in Michigan, businesses face challenges of supply, new and restrictive local ordinances and accessing capital. But they’ll also have to navigate culture issues that come with legitimacy, and workers are starting to share stories of unfair treatment.  Jess Jackson, Detour Detroit Emerging Voices fellow, will host the Blazing Silence summit
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The revamped Detroit bookmobile is bringing the library to residents, computers and all
The Detroit Public Library is expanding outreach and offerings with the Mobile Library, building on the 79-year-old bookmobile program.
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A Detroit photojournalist returns home to share these agonizing photos of the refugee crisis
The latest gallery show from the Detroit-based writer and documentarian showcases his most emotional work yet -- the stories and photographs Karpov collected during four years abroad working with refugees on the Mediterranean Sea.
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